Patek Philippe - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 5160
    Movement No: 5'888'778
    Case No: 6'040'900
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 324 S QR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe engraved folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 16 January 2016, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The art of engraving requires extreme precision and finesse. To bring an engraving to life, the artist first sketches his vision on thin paper, then delicately carves the contours and lines on precious metal using a burin. At the same time, he or she carefully balances and rotates the object to ensure the engraving is done perfectly. While spirals and scrolls are usually the artisan’s pattern of choice, leaves and flowers are also popular motifs.

    Engravings first appeared in the 18th century. The technique is slowly dwindling today, due to the level of skill required to produce such masterpieces. As a patron of the arts, Patek Philippe has concentrated its energy in sourcing and nurturing the very best talent today, keeping the trade alive.

    The following watches all feature the stunning and painstaking work of Patek Philippe’s engravers. It is remarkable how the light reflects off the chase work, merging sophistication with craft in these timepieces.
    Featuring an officer style case, hinged cover and highly decorative hand crafted engraving, this perpetual calendar reference 5160 with retrograde date is one of the most eloquent examples of the Patek Philippe style. The present reference 5160 is the successor of reference 5159, enhanced by the exquisite hand crafted engravings, which is a reminiscent of the artful decorations of vintage pocket watches. The engraving is part of Patek Philippe’s rare handcrafts series that specializes in such case design and enamel work. The dial also features intricate hand-engraving in the centre, which matches the floral motif engravings on the case. The engraving is exceedingly delicate and artistry, making this watch truly exclusive and very captivating. The watch is presented in excellent overall and complete with original certificate and fitted presentation box.

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  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5160
An extremely fine and very rare pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indicator, hand crafted engraved case, original certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 2016
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$650,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$975,000

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